Governor Pat Quinn says all proceeds from the sale of Veterans Cash, which has been around since 2006, go towards veterans organizations all over the state.
“It’s raised over 10 million dollars for very important causes to help our vets… in particular, vets with PTSD, homeless vets, vets without health insurance, and veterans who need a helping hand when it comes to needing a helping hand when it comes to education and job training. This is really important and all of us can help out by buying a ticket.”
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Erica Borggren says the great thing about the instant ticket is that all the proceeds go towards helping people in need.
“This is one of the few ways that I think we can ask Illinois citizens to directly contribute in a way that goes beyond the, ‘thanks for your service’ or at least makes the gesture something tangible.”
Since the ticket was first created in 2006 it has raised over $10 million for veterans assistance. Each ticket costs $2 to play and has a grand prize payout of $20,000.